Shop for a cause, dragon boat race: 4 things to know in The Woodlands this week, Sept. 25-29

From monthly meetings to shopping and events, there is a lot going on this week in The Woodlands area.


Oak Ridge North City Council meets tonight
Sept. 25
The council meets tonight to discuss water rates, the annual budget for the Economic Development Corporation and an update on the the city's solid waste contract. 7 p.m. 27424 Robinson Road, Oak Ridge North. www.oakridgenorth.com





Shop, Dine, Give Local
Sept. 25-27
Market Street and Interfaith of The Woodlands hosts an event to raise money to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey in Montgomery County. Participants can shop and dine at Market Street and select stores will donate proceeds to Interfaith. Shoppers can also make donations online or via text. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. www.marketstreet-thewoodlands.com





Township board meeting
Sept. 27
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors meets Thursday for their second regular board meeting of the month. Agenda items of note include a briefing on development in the Kuykendahl Road area near Spring Creek and a briefing on the Development Standards Committee. 6 p.m. The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov





YMCA Dragon Boat Race
Sept. 28-Oct. 1
The Woodlands Family YMCA hosts the 19th annual Dragon Boat Team Challenge. Teams will race dragon-head boats across Lake Woodlands, with proceeds benefiting the YMCA. Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. www.ymcadragonboat.com


By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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Sam Ramen is located in the corner storefront at The Market at Harper's Preserve. (Ally Bolender/Community Impact Newspaper)
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